SpiceJet's cargo arm SpiceXpress starts Hong Kong-Guwahati freighter service
Jan 21, 2019: SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, has launched dedicated freighter services between Guwahati, a city in the Indian state of Assam and Hong Kong.
To start with, SpiceXpress will operate a weekly flight between Guwahati and Hong Kong and will deploy its Boeing 737 freighter on the route with an approximate carrying capacity of 18 tonnes.
The first flight took off on January 19 from Guwahati's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport carrying a consignment of fresh fruits and vegetables.
SpiceXpress sees a huge potential for exports from North East India and plans to add connecting weekly flights each from Silchar and Imphal to Hong Kong thereby taking the total tally to three flights per week between the regions.
Besides fresh fruits and vegetables, SpiceXpress also plans to start export of exotic tea and kiwi wines from Arunachal Pradesh.
The dedicated cargo flights to Hong Kong will help bring in huge opportunities for the North East region and allow them to expand their market outreach to the international markets. This, in turn, will also elevate the entire economy of the region.
In September last year, SpiceJet had announced the launch of its dedicated air cargo services %u2013 SpiceXpress. It operates cargo services on both domestic and international routes.